I’ve got three sets of parents to choose from for the holidays…my mom’s house, my dad’s house, and D’s parents’ house. Not to mention five brothers and sisters that are spread out across the country. Everyone has been pretty cool over the years about dividing time/alternating between families for the holidays. But now that Sid has hit the scene, D and I are way more in demand for the holidays (read: everyone wants to see Sid!). And I get it. Who wouldn’t want to sit across the table from this face? GIMME.
It’s hard, man. There’s a part of me that just wants to stay home and start our own traditions. But the other part of me cannot even deal with how sweet it is to see Sid with his Pops, Mopsie, Nani, Opi, and LuLu (he has some pretty cool grandparent names). The mushball in me wins every time, so we’re gonna hit the road and the air and enjoy Thanksgiving and Christmas with family.
No matter where we are for the holidays, food is a huge part of the celebration. And when I say food, I really mean mashed potatoes. Chunky, smooth, whipped to perfection…I don’t really care how you serve them up. Just make a big bowl and put them in front of my face.
With Thanksgiving oh-so-close, I’ve rounded up some of the best mashed potato + veggie recipes from around the web. You’ll notice three of them are my recipes, and I’m ok with that, because it shows you my true love and devotion to this magical bowl of food.
Dive in and don’t forget to share your favorites!
All recipes are dairy-free!
1. Garlic Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes by The Blender Girl
2. Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes by Love & Lemons
3. Rosemary + Garlic Mashed Sweet Potatoes by Me
4. Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes by The Food Network
5. Horseradish + Shallot Mashed Potatoes by Me
6. Coconut Milk Mashed Sweet Potatoes by Food 52
7. Creamy Chipotle Mashed Sweet Potatoes by Me
8. Roasted Garlic Mashed Turnips by Grass Fed Kitchen
What about you?
Do you split your time up between families or do you do your own thing? Do ever make your fam come to you? Tell me your holiday ways!